Your Words Can Cause Catastrophic Damage!

Just as a general principle – DO NOT bash your husband to other people. EVER.   Honor him with every word! He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.  Proverbs 17:9 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in sharing his own opinions.  Proverbs 17:27 A […]

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The PAINFUL Email Issue

Here is an issue that comes up A LOT! Many wives email me and are VERY, VERY upset because they email their husbands but then sometimes their husbands don’t email them back.  Then the wives feel SO unloved and hurt.  They believe that if their husbands loved them,  they would ALWAYS immediately write a loving […]

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Signs

SOME WARNING SIGNS THAT A WOMAN MAY TEND TO HAVE TROUBLE WITH RESPECT AND BIBLICAL SUBMISSION IN MARRIAGE: These are my observations from my own life and from the women and men I have talked with.  This is not necessarily an exhaustive list.  A woman who is likely to want to be in control of […]

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Why Are Many of Us So Unprepared to Be Godly Wives? – Part 1

Here are comments from two Christian men that I believe deserve our time,  attention and some prayerful consideration.  Then I have some observations about why I believe Christian women are  often so unprepared for biblical marriage and some warning signs that there may be trouble ahead before a woman enters marriage that I will be sharing […]

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I Want Some Affirmation from My Husband!

There are predictable phases that wives go through as they begin to learn to be godly wives and begin to identify disrespectful and controlling behavior and start to replace that with respectful and biblically submissive behavior that honors God.  Nina Roesner, author of The Respect Dare, shares the way the process usually goes – I […]

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A Wife Shares Her Story of a Changed Marriage

From a wife I began talking with this past summer – she has been actively working on learning to obey God’s Word to respect and submit to her husband for about 5 months at this point, I believe.  There were some very difficult and challenging times, especially the first few months …  THANK YOU for […]

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A REAL Helpmeet Suitable for Him

Sometimes we wives think we are helping our husbands when we are actually trying to control him like we talked about yesterday (check here if you missed it!). That was one of my biggest mistakes.  I REALLY believed I was being helpful – but my husband saw me as being prideful (always “right”) and controlling. […]

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Respect 101 – From the Archives

So, husbands/men need respect in marriage. Women need love. (based on the commands of the Bible, and also experience!)   For many years I tried to give my husband LOVE not RESPECT  – and it didn’t work very well!  I tried to ask him what he needed from me – and he couldn’t really tell me.  It was […]

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What Does Jesus Want Me to Do in My Marriage?

Marriage is HARD. Really – I would even say it is impossible – in human strength and effort alone. Men and women are SO different.  We think and feel entirely differently.  We have different priorities and needs many times.  We approach things from completely opposite perspectives.  We have very different strengths and weaknesses.  Marriage is […]

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